Pattern issue - yf, k2tog tbl
Hi, thank you in advance if you could help me out with this! My pattern for Row 4 reads:
Row 4: K1, P1, K1, *P1, K1, K2tog, yf, K1, yf, K2tog tbl, K1, P1 repeat 4 times from * until three stitches remain K1, P1, K1.
The portion in question is with "yf, K2tog tbl". I know this means with yarn in front, knit 2 stitches together through back loop; however, I cannot complete this stitch with the yarn in front! It can be done?
Thank you again, Nanette
Yup, it can be done. What you are doing with this instruction is to create a 'hole' in the knitted fabric without increases the number of stitches.
All you need to do to complete the stitch is to bring the wool over the right-hand needle (assuming that you knit right-handed) and then wrap it around the tip and pull through the loop to form the new stitch.
Once you slip the stitch off the left-hand needle, you should have created two new stitches on the right-hand needle, one being the stitch from when you did the k2tbl and the other is a loop formed by bringing the yarn over the needle from the front.
If it makes you more comfortable, read the yf instruction as yrn instead. Bring the yarn to the front under the right-hand needle and wrap it around the tip before commencing the k2tbl. It is basically the same stitch except that you break it into two separate parts.
Hope this helps...